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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

 
average costSingle Dental Implant Average Cost: $2,488high costAbutment, Implant and Crown Average Cost: $4,263
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A dental implant functions as an artificial root to anchor a replacement tooth or teeth. A small titanium post is surgically implanted in the jawbone, and as part of the healing process it bonds with the bone. A metal abutment is connected to the implant, and then a crown, bridge or denture is attached to the abutment. The work is typically done in stages, often with separate prices for the implant surgery, the abutment placement and the replacement tooth or teeth. There may also be a charge for a temporary "flipper" tooth while the jaw heals after surgery.

Typical costs:

  • A single implant typically costs $2,400-$3,000, but can be $4,000-$10,000 or more if additional procedures like extractions, bone grafts, tissue grafts or a sinus lift are needed. CostHelper readers report paying $1,000-$5,000 for an implant with an average cost of $2,488.
  • Placing an abutment and a dental crown on a single implant typically adds $500-$3,000 to the cost of just the implant, for a total of $1,500-$13,000 or more. CostHelper readers report paying $1,750-$8,270 for an implant, flipper tooth, abutment, crown and all needed procedures, with an average cost of $4,263.
  • Two to six implants topped with a partial or full-mouth dental bridge can cost $3,500-$30,000 or more, depending on the number of implants, bridge size and materials, and any other needed procedures. CostHelper readers report paying $4,000-$16,000 for a three- or four-tooth bridge on two implants, with an average price of $8,486.
  • Two to six implants with a removable denture plate can cost $3,500-$30,000 or more depending on the number and type of implants (mini-implants are less expensive), denture materials (in some cases an existing denture plate can be adapted for use with implants) and any other procedures needed. A full set (upper and lower) of implants and dentures can cost $7,000-$90,000 or more. CostHelper readers report paying $3,800-$27,858 for implants with a single denture plate, at an average cost of $14,226; and $6,549-$80,000 for a full set of implant-supported dentures (upper and lower), for an average expense of $34,119.
  • Dental insurance typically does not cover implants, because most insurance companies categorize implants as cosmetic procedures. However, some surgical costs might be covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Dental Veneers, Root Canal, Dental Crown, Tooth Extraction, Dentures, Dental Bridge

What should be included:
  • Implant surgery is typically performed by a dental surgical specialist -- a periodontist, an oral surgeon or a dentist with advanced training in implant surgery. Abutments and implant-supported crowns, bridges or dentures are typically placed by a dentist or a prosthodontist (specializing in restorative procedures). The International Congress of Oral Implantology has an overview of dental implants[1] .
  • Typically the implant site is allowed to heal for three to six months after surgery and one to two weeks after the abutment is placed. A temporary "flipper" tooth may be worn during this period. Although there are "instant" mini-implants where a bridge or denture is installed immediately after implant surgery, the standard process (including bone and tissue grafts or other procedures, if needed) takes three months to a year or more to complete. The Mayo Clinic explains what to expect[2] after dental implant surgery.
Additional costs:
  • Ask detailed questions about what is included in a price quote. An estimate for an implant may not include the abutment and crown.
Discounts:
  • Dental school clinics[3] offer reduced rates for services by supervised students or faculty. A CostHelper reader in North Carolina reports paying $60 for an extraction, $75 for a bone graft, $1,200 for a single implant and $600 for a crown at the University of North Carolina. Another reader was quoted $75,000 by a private dentist but paid about $20,000 to have the work done at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provides tips for finding low-cost dental care[4] .
Shopping for dental implants:
  • A comprehensive dental exam (with X-rays and possibly a CT scan, plus models made of the patient's mouth) is used to create an individualized treatment plan. The Mayo Clinic explains what to expect before dental implant surgery[5] .
  • If insurance coverage is available for any portion of the process, the company will provide a list of approved dentists and specialists. Or search for local members of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry[6] , the American Academy of Periodontology[7] , the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons[8] , the American College of Prosthodontists[9] , the American Dental Association[10] or the International Congress of Implantologists[11] .
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dental implants
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: front teethonlynow in Santa Maria, CA.Posted: March 11th, 2019 01:03PM
Which Tooth: any
Come on already...could this procedure plus the implants literally cost into the tens of thousands of dollars to manufacture and place in the patients mouth....I doubt it...The cost is quite ridiculous...and frankly way out of hand...too bad...
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Dental work in general
Amount: $1,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: FreeFreeFree in Nashville, TN.Posted: March 9th, 2019 04:03PM
I feel very blessed. I have only had to have a few crowns in my 55 years and fortunately I have a very honest, competent and ethical Dentist with strong morals and values.
Even so, I have spent thousands of dollars. But we’ll worth it and much less than it would have cost at most other rip off artists.
Here’s the real pisser. While I and all of you are paying thousands of hard earned dollars to keep up our teeth, there are thousands of low life punk ass thugs walking around with beautiful smiles they got while in jail. Yes, you and I paid for their nice smiles. While we’re working 40 + hours a week to support our families and pay our high insurance premiums, these low life, scum bucket pukes, who violated our rights, get three hots, a cot and free dental work. Along with all the other free things they get because their entitled.
Remember this the next time you have to finance 1,000’s of $’s to pay for your Med. Or dental work and then remember it again when you go to the polls t
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Needing help getting all my teeth surgically removed and need permit inplants put inn
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Becky Murray in Scottsboro, AL.Posted: January 29th, 2019 09:01PM
Which Tooth: All of them
No dentist will remove any of my teeth cause they r so bad and most of them r broke off below the gum line and I have no income and no insurance to cover them don't know what to do with out the help and I am in desperate need of getting them out and implants put in so please help me.
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UNC Dental School
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: nancy brown in Chapel Hill, NC.Posted: January 21st, 2019 02:01PM
Which Tooth: any
Do not trust what this article says about UNC Dental School. I went there with a full mouth of teeth, after telling me it would be easier to pull some & that they were not needed, the teeth were pulled (and a lot of pain). Next came plan of treatment, partial for top, dentures for bottom (they said too many teeth had been removed). I put up $5,000 up front which was supposed to cover all. One tooth that they crowned to hold partial, caused severe pain, after 1 year of doing nothing, they decided I needed exploratory surgery which they told me would not come out of the money I had given them. After 3 surgeries, a lot more pain, I was told I needed to see another specialist & that I needed another $500 to see the specialist. I told them to take it out of $5,000, they told me that had been used for the surgeries & biopsies (biopsies & 1 surgery would have been covered by insurance had I gone to a REAL dentist). I left program. You get what you pay for-nothing. Plus my identity was stolen.
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All-on-4 Nobel Biocare (upper & lower) Jaw in India
Amount: $11,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Dorothy Wilson in Mansfield, OH.Posted: July 13th, 2018 01:07AM
Which Tooth: All
I got all on 4 from Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics. They have a package $11000 which includes Nobel Biocare All-on-4 for both the jaws including Zirconia teeth. This was unbelievable till I actually got it. Over this I had travel & stay costs, which will be another 3K so in less than 15K I got NEW teeth.
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Crooked teeth
Amount: $10,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Miss Redmon in Ellenwood, GA.Posted: June 25th, 2018 07:06AM
Which Tooth: Two uppers and Two lowers
I had no idea it was so expensive to have a beautiful smile. I need to replace teeth and in need of financial support, I do have dental ins but like MCHammer, they won't touch that.
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Why?
Amount: $0.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: DJ Moores in Booneville, MS.Posted: June 16th, 2018 08:06AM
Which Tooth: All
My heart goes out to folks on here begging for teeth.So to the ones begging,let me know how that goes.Im a middle class dad that is sitting here trying to figure out how to afford getting my teeth fixed.I need a full set.From what I learned,if you don't get implants on the bottom,you get bone lose and look like Herman the gummy monster.I also am from the South so my advise to you all asking for money.Dont,we may be poor in wealth but let's not loose our self respect.
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All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants
Amount: $40,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: cataj3 in Montclair, CA.Posted: April 8th, 2018 10:04PM
Which Tooth: All
All-on four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants. I’ve recieved 2 identical quotes of $42,000 for All-on four dental implants.Most recent quote 3/2018. I have dental insurance which will cover up to $2000 of dental work, extractions etc... The dilemma I am having Is financing the $40,000. My monthly /annual income is more than sufficient to pay back a $40,000 loan yet I was denied the 2 times I applied. The credit reporting company, Experian, Didnt find any credit history? I NEED either a Co-signer or a lender willing to work with me. For example setting up automatic monthly payments either thru payroll deduction or Bank Acct defuction. I can pay $800 - $1200 /
month. Please help.
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Dental implants/upper denture
Amount: $14,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Marti Mueller in Highlands Ranch, CO.Posted: April 8th, 2018 05:04PM
Which Tooth: All upper
I am in Denver,CO.area.I found an awesome dental implant specialist. His name is Dr.Ian Topelson in Auroara at AFFORDABLE DENTURES.Ge owns the practice so forget about bad things associated w affordable denture name. This is a pvt.Franchise .He tries to help people especially seniors who medically need implant dentures due to tooth loss, aging, bone loss.It cost me right around 10,600 to have 12 extractions, 5 implants, snap on upper denture. Bone implant. I had to finance it but might be able to recoup half thru Medicare.They give you a detailed report if anesthesia, surgery, bone grafting and all. I had gotten 3 estimates over past 2 years. I had 4 decayed post root canal upper teeth. 3 infected. Terrible pain. Difficulty eating.1 cracked tooth in half. The other 3 quotes were $20-30,000.Half of the problems with my teeth and jawbone were missed by other oral surgeons who did extract,implant, followed by snap fit denture ( ultimate fit best possible denture).so It is horrendously .
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permanent implants
Amount: $55,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: CHULA in ladson, SC.Posted: March 23rd, 2018 11:03AM
Which Tooth: both upper and lower
Hi my name is Delilah M.I am 57 years old oh my stars didn't know how much it cost just to be able to have smile and myself confidence back. I have insurance but will not pay for what I need. Lord is like buying a new car I really cant afford a new car let alone 55,000.00 for implants. I play the lottery just wishing and hoping that my time will come but here I am writing to see if anyone can help me in any way possible. I know that this is farfetched but so isn't winning the lottery. Thank you so much for reading this comment god bless you all and hope that you get the help you all need .
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Please help
Amount: $12,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Carly Cantrell in Knoxville, TN.Posted: January 16th, 2018 12:01PM
Which Tooth: Upper dental implants
Hi My name is Carly Cantrell I'm 35, I need an upper full dental implant. This is so embarrassing and humbling. I hate to ask but is there anyone that can help me come up with $12,000.00 or can donate ANY amount? I would be so thankful. I have prayed, entered every dental cost I could find for years I've even wrote Oprah Lol.I don't have Anyone to ask or help me. I don't have dental insurance I receive $ 1500.00 a month income $735.00 for myself and $737 for my son (where his father passed away) If you don't trust sending me money you can pay it directly to the dental office. My email address is [email protected] Thank you, Carly
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5 Implants
Amount: $35,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: DENIS HOFFMAN in Knoxville, AL.Posted: December 16th, 2017 03:12PM
Which Tooth: 7 upper teeth
I had 6 upper and 6 lower existing baby teeth removed with cross ways impacted baby teeth upper and lower removed plus bone grafts ($9,500.00 surgery). Had 4 plus 1 single implant because of cracked broken tooth after start of process ($10,000.00). A 6 tooth bridge over 4 implants and a single tooth implant with abutments over each implant ($15,000)
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dental implants
Amount: $27.12 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Kirk thole in ElCerrito, CA.Posted: December 6th, 2017 09:12PM
Which Tooth: a brand new smile
I need help to raise $30.000 for dental implants to get a new smile. I got medi-cal I was told implants not cover by medical I got Kaiser but Kaiser don't got a dental business.i did not purchase because I can't afford it.
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Had all teeth removed and dental implants put in
Amount: $38,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: brock Kearsley in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: November 9th, 2017 12:11PM
Which Tooth: All Teeth removed
I had it all done. I live in AZ. I got 3 quotes for full dental implants in AZ. They Ranged from $46000-$60,000. I got in touch with a friend who knew somebody in Salt Lake City that did implants. He did it for $38000. IT sucked because I had to stay in a hotel for a week after the implant surgery. But I saved $16000. I couldn't be happier. Its a lot of money but in the long run well worth it. I can eat and no more tooth pain. I can smile for pictures now.
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Go to another country
Amount: $22,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: navigatrix in San Jose, Other.Posted: October 20th, 2017 02:10PM
Which Tooth: All
After getting an estimate of $65,000 in Seattle for a whole smile makeover, I researched other countries and decided on Costa Rica. Best investment I ever made - 5 implants, new crowns on all my teeth, including some design to improve my bite (not included in the local estimate). Expert and qualified dental specialists, and lifetime guarantee.
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Dental Implants
Amount: $16,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: babysrn in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: October 11th, 2017 04:10AM
Which Tooth: 2 upper and 2 lower teeth
I had 4 dental implants before it was cool!! Sitting down? it was 4500 per tooth. That did include everything. Titanium rod, the surgery, and the tooth. I will say I have had no problems with the implants themselves. Care is just like your real teeth. I can eat a steak and corn on the cob as well. No worries.... It is so worth it just shop around for the best Dentist. Cheapest is not always the best to go with. Ask your friends for a referral . If you find someone you trust and have faith in keep him. Forever. One negative comment Every implant has a tooth next to it that has chipped or gotten a cavity . Dentist says it has nothing to do with the implants . Interesting . 4 issues with teeth next to 4 implants . I think it is likely there is a connection between the two. Its a lot of money but how important is it to have a great smile and be able to chew/ eat your food. That alone is priceless
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Dental Implants
Amount: $72,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Jack Sprat in Mulberry, FL.Posted: September 3rd, 2017 12:09PM
Which Tooth: Backed out
Why do full dental implants cost more than purchasing a condominium?
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Implants
Amount: $25,995.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Karen Lee in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: September 1st, 2017 02:09PM
Which Tooth: Full upper
Needed bone replacement surgery and sinus lift on upper have been wearing dentures for years. Went through surgery was swollen for 2 weeks. Reconstruction to begin in December. 6 months post surgery. Over denture to be placed on 6 implants.
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implant
Amount: $1,500.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: happy with cost in pasadena, CA.Posted: August 4th, 2017 08:08PM
Which Tooth: back tooth
implant, abutment and cap, complete
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Why Can\\\'t we get Better prices?
Amount: $45,000.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: Cherry in Gary, TX.Posted: July 24th, 2017 09:07PM
Which Tooth: Full Mouth
upper and lower
Not begging for money or crying poor me. I am poor, I am a 44 year old lady and I live WAY below the poverty level beside I know what it is to go hungry and go without luxury's. I also know the only way to get fixed dentures(not snap on) is to come up with the money on my own. Haven't been able to start Can anyone tell me who is good, yet reasonable in Tx How hard is it to get a care credit loan? Has anyone gone abroad for dental work, what was the cost including air fair etc? I wantto have teeth and so I can smile again and dignity and with a confidence smile.
If their is a will their is a way and by God I will figure out a way!
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dentures
Amount: $8,600.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: William Berry in Ashland, KY.Posted: May 26th, 2017 08:05PM
Which Tooth: all
implants - $30,000.00
Dentures - $8600.00
Not what I wanted but all I could afford.
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  2.  www.mayoclinic.com/health/dental-implant-surgery/MY00084/DSECTION=what-you-can-expect
  3.  www.ada.org/267.aspx
  4.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
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  9.  www.gotoapro.org/find-a-prosthodontist/
  10.  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/find-a-dentist.aspx
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